The other day a distant relative of mine was not convinced when I said as a home maker, I had hardly any time to catch up with my reading. ‘Well, how long does cooking for just the two of you take?’ he laughed derisively. I said whether it is for two or more, it’s only the quantity that varies, all the rest that goes before and after the chore should not be ignored. Added to that is the time spent answering the door bell , mostly from callers who ask for locating addresses, conversing on phone and ofcourse getting things for the home. Added to these are occasional outings apart from attending meetings and social gatherings.‘Most important is updating my blog to keep up with my writing’, I added.
‘I see that you are more a writer than a reader’, he averred after he heard me patiently. I didn’t mind admitting that he was right and said my inspiration comes from people I meet or interact than from books and congratulated him for being an avid reader able to complete tomes overnight. It was possible for him to do so because he was spared of all that I had to do as a homemaker!